10 notable military-defence events of the world in 2021

10 notable military-defence events of the world in 2021

Thursday, January 06, 2022, 10:19 (GMT+7)
In 2021, the world situation continued to witness both negative and positive developments. COVID-19 pandemic, strategic competition, trade war, conflicts, subversion, and disputes over sovereignty and territories were extremely intense and negatively impacted on the world’s economy and social life. The following are 10 notable military-defence events selected and introduced by National Defence Journal

Strategic mistakes made by the U.S. and NATO during the war in Afghanistan

Strategic mistakes made by the U.S. and NATO during the war in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:11 (GMT+7)
In spite of the fact that America and a number of NATO member states always had absolute superiority in terms of personnel and equipment, they failed to gain victory in a war which had been thought to happen “one-way” only in Afghanistan. According to many analysts around the world, the U.S. and NATO made a lot of strategic mistakes during the war in this South Asian country

Fragile peace and stability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops

Fragile peace and stability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops

Friday, August 13, 2021, 14:47 (GMT+7)
After 20 years of the “global war on terror” in Afghanistan, the U.S. and NATO will have withdrawn all of their troops from this country by the 11th of September, 2021. However, the public is wondering whether the withdrawal will bring peace and stability to Afghanistan or not

Pacific Deterrence Initiative and implications for regional security

Pacific Deterrence Initiative and implications for regional security

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:07 (GMT+7)
According to the Pentagon, what has been proposed in the PDI is not totally new but the collection of the content within a policy will enable the US to foster necessary military deterrence against increasingly diversified, complex, unforeseeable security threats, especially those arising from a more and more assertive China.

Promoting 90 years of tradition and continuing to renew and improve the Party’s mass mobilisation work in the new situation

Promoting 90 years of tradition and continuing to renew and improve the Party’s mass mobilisation work in the new situation

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 09:42 (GMT+7)
In October 1999, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the article entitled “Mass Mobilisation” by President Ho Chi Minh (October 15th, 1949), at the request of the Central Mass Mobilisation Commission, the 8th Politburo decided to select the fifteenth of October as the traditional Day of the Party’s mass mobilisation work and the whole country’s Mass Mobilisation Day to enhance the study and following of Uncle Ho’s teachings

Developments in military art in the 1950 Border Campaign

Developments in military art in the 1950 Border Campaign

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 13:27 (GMT+7)
Victory of the Campaign affirmed the sound, sensibly leadership of the Party Central Committee and President Ho Chi Minh, and development of our military. It was the first time we had mobilised most of our regular force in a campaign. Victory of the Border Campaign also marked a significant breakthrough in military art in terms of strategic direction, operational art and tactics.

Promoting its revolutionary tradition, Nghe An focuses on making the all-people national defence solid

Promoting its revolutionary tradition, Nghe An focuses on making the all-people national defence solid

Friday, September 11, 2020, 09:54 (GMT+7)
The fighting spirit and great sacrifice of faithful communist soldiers in the Nghe - Tinh Soviet Movement, which had taken place 90 years, have made contributions to building up the glorious revolutionary tradition of the heroic county of Nghe. Bringing into that tradition, the Party Organisation, Authority and people of Nghe An province have been concentrating on making the all-people national defence increasingly strong and defending the area as the basis for building a prosperous, civilised, modern province

Saigon - Cholon and Gia Dinh in the General Insurrection - the August Revolution

Saigon - Cholon and Gia Dinh in the General Insurrection - the August Revolution

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 07:58 (GMT+7)
Grasping the Directive titled “Shooting between Japan and France and our actions,” being fully aware that “with the support from rural areas, the uprising must win a victory in Saigon first,” the Regional Party Committee, the Municipal Party Committee of Saigon and the Provincial Party Committee of Gia Dinh directly led the people to conduct the uprising and seize power in Saigon

The Party’s leadership in the August Revolution

The Party’s leadership in the August Revolution

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 16:03 (GMT+7)
The August Revolution of Vietnam was led and organised by Nguyen Ai Quoc - Ho Chi Minh - an ideological and organisational genius and by a true revolutionary Party which he himself had founded and trained, bringing independence and freedom to the Vietnamese people, opening up a new era of national independence and socialism in our country’s development history

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 07:22 (GMT+7)
Besides searching for new areas of operations, it has also changed its ways of recruitment, ways and means of conducting the attacks. While the attacks with guns, knives, transport vehicles and hot weapons are still carried out effectively, they have also begun to deploy low altitude missiles, tanks and amoured vehicles, or even drones for their attacks. Previous primary targets of attacks, e.g. airports, metro stations, now have been changed to crowds, such as: carnivals, cultural and artistic events which are prone to large casualties.

President Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam revolutionary press
President Ho Chi Minh’s journalistic views and career are very valuable guidelines for the development of the Vietnamese press today, especially when the country is developing the socialist-oriented market economy and undergoing globalisation and international integration.